Saving Time on Potato Plant Tissue Testing with Picketa
June 14, 2022
Time is paramount when testing potato crops before spraying and fertilizer applications, which is what Picketa’s new product is all about. For their final engineering project, four University of New Brunswick students decided to help potato growers.
Picketa Systems raises CAD 300,000 to launch real-time plant sample analysis in the potato industry in Atlantic Canada
May 02, 2022
New Brunswick agricultural technology company, Picketa Systems, closed their CAD 300,000 pre-seed investment round to deploy their innovative plant nutrient analysis and decision support system to the Atlantic Canadian potato industry.
Nova Scotia Couple Heeds the Call of The Family Farm, Sets Down New Brunswick Roots
November 05, 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic moment was a 'now or never' moment for Jonathan Kummer and Emily Ryan. The couple was living well and working in Halifax with an organizational design firm called Symplicity Design – until Covid-19 happened.
Drought dries up potato harvest revenue in New Brunswick
October 15, 2020
With the harvest season underway, the impact of summer's drought-like conditions is being unearthed in New Brunswick. Due to a lack of rainfall during the growing season, potato farmers say their yields are down significantly for fall 2020.
McCain Foods Donates 20 Million Pounds of Potato Products to Combat Food Insecurity During Pandemic
April 16, 2020
McCain Foods announced a donation of up to 20-million pounds of potato products to support Food Banks Canada, Second Harvest, and other local food security organizations across the country.
McCain Foods (Canada) expands Grand Falls facility with Formed Potato Specialty line
November 08, 2019
Earlier this week, Potato Processor McCain Foods (Canada) announced the company will invest CAD 80 million towards the creation of a new Formed Potato Specialty production line to expand its existing french fry plant in Grand Falls, NB.
McCain Foods to increase capacity of French Fry line in Florenceville, New Brunswick
August 27, 2019
McCain Foods Canada, a division of McCain Foods Limited, shared today the company’s plan to further invest CAD 12 Million dollars in its potato processing facility in the French fry capital of the world, Florenceville, New Brunswick.